With passion and purpose, let your voice be heard! Join your fellow school nutrition colleagues in the nation’s capital for a unique opportunity to shape and define national policy relating to child nutrition. SNA’s 41st Legislative Action Conference (LAC) will take place March 3-6, 2013, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.

From passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to implementation of the new nutrition standards for school meals, school nutrition professionals have witnessed historic changes to our programs that have transformed the way we do business and our ongoing mission to serve children. LAC is a place where you can continue the process of discovering solutions to today's complex challenges.

The LAC 2013 program highlights will include the opportunity to learn from Washington insiders and hear from Members of Congress and representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the issues that matter most to children’s nutrition. And you will have the opportunity to walk the halls of Congress to advocate on behalf of the children you serve every school day.

See you in March in the nation’s capital for four informative and inspiring days!



To register, download the LAC 2013 Onsite Registration Form and turn in at the Registration Desk at the conference. SNA ONLY accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. If paying by check or purchase order, be sure to include the individual’s name on the check stub or purchase order for proper payment credit.

**Please DO NOT mail or fax registrations. Bring the registration form with you onsite after this date.**


Early Bird Rate—EB (Received on or before January 21)
Regular Rate—RR (Received after January 21 & before February 15)
Onsite Rate*—OS (Received after February 15)

*Do not mail/fax registrations after February 15

Membership CategoriesEBRROS
FS Member/Retired Member$460$510$540
FS Nonmember$510$560$590
Industry Member$525$575$635
Industry Nonmember$625$675$735
Patron (1st registrant)N/CN/CN/C
Government Rate$460$510$540
College Student*$75$125$175
Daily Rate**NANA$250

*Please note that College ID must accompany Registration Form **Please note that Daily Rate is only available onsite

Pre-Conference Sessions - Saturday, March 2
Smile for the Camera: Training to Make the Most of Your 15 Minutes of Fame!, (12:00-4:45 pm), $125
Tools for Training on Creating Healthy Meals that Kids Will Eat, (12:00-4:45 pm), $125

Special Events
Please note that the luncheon and breakfast are complimentary when purchasing a full registration, but you MUST check the events if you plan to attend, so SNA can guarantee space.

Industry Forum, (Industry only, March 4 12:00-2:00 pm), $38 each
Luncheon GUEST ticket, (March 3 12:30-1:45 pm), $70 each
Breakfast & Closing GUEST ticket, (March 6 8:00-11:30 am), $65 each

GCNF A Possible Dream Gala - Monday, March 4
To purchase tickets for the GCNF’s annual A Possible Dream Gala, please contact GCNF Senior Project Manager Erica Davies at (800) 877-8822 or


Full Registration includes:
Access to all general and educational sessions, Reception & Banquet, Breakfast & Closing and the Industry Forum (Industry only; boxed lunch not included). Confirmation of registration will be sent via email immediately upon processing. If you registered others, each individual will receive their own confirmation. If registered by mail, please allow three weeks for processing.

Attending has its rewards!
In addition to all the learning, ideas, and networking, you will also earn 17 continuing education units toward your Certification and Credentialing program when registering for a full registration.

We’d hate for you to miss the conference, but if you must, cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing by February 15, 2013. Refunds will be processed less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after February 15, 2013, or for NO SHOWS. Requests may be submitted via email to, via fax to (301) 686-3115, or via mail to Erica SittingUp, SNA, 120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300, National Harbor, MD 20745.

Registrants who are unable to attend the conference may transfer their registration to another individual within the same organization, provided advance written notice is forwarded to; fax to (301) 686-3115; or mail to Erica SittingUp, SNA, 120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300, National Harbor, MD 20745. Please provide your name and the individual’s name whom you are transferring your registration. All transfers must be received by February 15, 2013, and will not be accepted onsite.

Need to make a change?
To make any changes, such as your registration type, contact information, or to purchase tickets to an event or register a guest/family member, please contact us at, or (800) 877-8822 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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